Adding an opinion that nobody asked for or probably wants, since I tend to stay completely out of forum arguments...
I don't know what to think of LODO. I know that I'm not super interested in pursuing it at this time, as I'm focusing on other aspects of my brewing, and I have not properly educated myself on it. I know that LODO got off on a bad foot with a lot of people, as it not only flies in the face of some of the conventional brewing wisdom, but due to the nigh cult-like condescending attitudes of some of the advocates of it.
That said, I have tried several times to replicate some German beers, and can get close - but not quite there. I have a buddy that regularly wins medals (including at NHC) for his German beers, and he is also chasing the white whale of a Hofbrau Oktoberfest. Recently, he has started getting into LODO. He reports a lighter wort/beer, and a difference in flavor. Is it better? Will that lead him to this promised land? That remains to be seen.
But there is a lot of logic - and a fair amount of evidence - that there are at least some changes from LODO. I will likely take some more in depth looks later on.
What does that matter? It doesn't. I'm just one guy, brewing beer largely for my own consumption, right?
But it does seem to me that we ought to be able to (a) discuss differing processes, and (b) disagree about the relative merits of said processes, in a civil manner. It's okay to disagree, even to argue... but this stuff should never get personal. We're talking about beer, folks. Have some perspective. Name calling isn't constructive, doesn't strengthen your position, and is not beneficial. Due to the age requirements to legally brew, we are all adults here (or are pretending to be). We ought to be able to act like it.